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Eleocharis macrostachya

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Cyperaceae
Scientific name  Eleocharis macrostachya
Rank  Species
Order  Poales
Genus  Eleocharis
Higher classification  Eleocharis
Eleocharis macrostachya Eleocharis macrostachya The Watershed Nursery
Similar  Eleocharis, Sedges, Eleocharis rostellata, Eleocharis montevidensis, Eleocharis pachycarpa

Eleocharis macrostachya is a species of spikesedge known by the common name pale spikerush.

It is widely distributed in North America and occurs in parts of South America. It is a plant of varied moist habitats, including freshwater lakes and brackish marshes and ponds, ditches, vernal pools, and wet meadows.

Eleocharis macrostachya Common Spikerush Eleocharis macrostachya

Description

Eleocharis macrostachya Common Spikerush Eleocharis macrostachya

Eleocharis macrostachya is a rhizomatous perennial generally reaching heights between one half and one meter. It has bright green erect stems and straw-colored basal leaves. The top of each stem is occupied by a narrow, lance-shaped or cylindrical inflorescence. The spikelet is one or two centimeters long and has at least ten flowers, each covered with a purplish-brown bract. The fruit is a yellow or yellow-brown achene with a whitish cone-shaped tubercle on one end, measuring one or two millimeters long.

Eleocharis macrostachya CalPhotos Eleocharis macrostachya Common Spikerush
Eleocharis macrostachya Consortium of Intermountain Herbaria Eleocharis macrostachya
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Eleocharis macrostachya Online Virtual Flora of Wisconsin Eleocharis macrostachya

References

Eleocharis macrostachya Wikipedia


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